i Jesus is my Captain, Brother, Rescuer and Friend.
ii I owe everything to Him. I will do anything for Him.
iii I will unashamedly make Him known through my actions and words.
iv I will not cheat in anything, personal or professional.
v I will look away from the gutter, but be prepared to pull people out of it.
vi I will keep my body fit and free from any addictions.
vii I will put the welfare of those closest to me before my own welfare.
viii I will treat all men and women as brothers and sisters.
ix I will lead as He would lead. I will honour my leaders provided this also honours Him. I will follow Him in company with my sisters and brothers.
x I will use my strength to protect the weak and stand against the abuse of power.
xi I will protect the world that God has made.
xii If I fail I will not give up. He never gives up on me.
The bible is the bible, and codelife is not. We know that sounds obvious, but it needs to be said right at the beginning!
The reason why it needs to be said is that some people might think we are trying to replace God's word with some catchy soundbites. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, we are delighted when we hear about men getting stuck into the bible through codelife, because that is exactly what we want. codelife is simply the 'tip of the spear', the catalyst point for driving men deeper into God and His word.
Every week, millions of Christians read Christian books, watch Christian TV and listen to sermons preached either in the church or through some form of media access. Most if not all would agree that where these forms of teaching and direction are doctrinally accurate they are also helpful. They do not seek to replace scripture, but rather illuminate it.
Indeed, some of our richest insights have been handed down over the centuries as great Christians have studied God's word and shared their thoughts. Very special statements, like the Apostle's Creed, are not biblical canon but are accepted by the church as a unifying force for good.
All of these are examples of non-biblical material inspiring and leading Christians. We humbly submit codelife to the Christian community as one of the myriad tools we believe God has lent His grace to, and pray that it also will be a force for good.
One final thought. As you read through codelife you may think to yourself, 'They've missed a crucial issue!'. Well, we've worked long and hard at finding 12 brief statements that say an awful lot but we always knew we could never be absolutely 100% comprehensive. And that's fine, because the bible is comprehensive. Remember; tip of the spear.
If you'd like to read more about some of the biblical thinking behind the codes, please download the PDF document.
Since they were first released in 2011 our Codelife Unlocked Bible Studies have been downloaded thousands of times and used by groups of men across the UK, and even internationally.
We have now re-written them from the ground up and can now offer you the ALL NEW studies to download and use in your group.
These Bible studies have been designed to connect men with Scripture through The Codes in creative ways.
There are 4 studies for each of the 12 codes, enough for a whole year!
They are all available for free and can be downloaded here.
"Relevant, inspirational and challenging - Codelife scores a hat trick -
straight into the back of the net!"
John Glass, General Superintendent, Elim Pentecostal Churches
The Codelife Unlocked Bible studies offer a 4-week study guide for each of the 12 codes, so that's 48 studies all-together, enough to keep you going for at least 12 months! You can download them and print out as many copies as you need.
We offer this completely free, if you want to donate - we suggest a donation of £5
Send a message to the codelife team at CVM.
Christian Vision for Men,
Unit 2 Dunston Road,
T: (01246) 452483